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Grateful Dead Live at Alumni Stadium - University of Massachusetts on 1979-05-12






Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date May 12, 1979
Venue Alumni Stadium - University of Massachusetts
Location Amherst, MA

Source Nakamichi CM300's > Sony 158SD > MAC 50ft. DFC Hand-Held
Lineage MAC > Nakamichi DR-1 > Benchmark ADC-1 > AES > Sound Devices 722 > WAV
Taped by Barry Glassberg
Transferred by A. Egert, SIRMick


Notes

Mastering notes:
- There are a number of bursts of wind noise throughout. I have been able to remove some of these completely, and the impact of what remains has been reduced.
- It appears that the tape was stopped between some songs, I have crossfaded to smooth these spots.
- (1) there is a cut at 12:56 and an unknown amount missing at the end, I
crossfaded to smooth the cut
(2) unknown amount missing at start
(3) large pop removed in left channel, at 1:45, by copying in right channel, so the sound is briefly in mono
- Editing with Adobe Audition, Sony Soundforge and Steinberg Wavelab (with iZotope Ozone, Waves X-Crackle & X-Noise)
- Downsampled to 16/44.1 with Wavelab and dithered with iZotope Ozone (MBIT+ setting)
- Tracked with CD Wave and flacs encoded with Flac Frontend

Comments:
- * As the song starts Weir says "Tomorrow's Sunday, we're not gonna be here, so we're going to take advantage of today to give you some inspirational words of advice."
- Deadicated to RET, he would have revelled in this Terrapin!

Reviews

Reviewer: jjg4762 - - August 4, 2014
Subject: Nice photo 1st show 4 me
http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/fanphotos/thegratefuldeadmay12.1979umassamherststadiumonstage_0.jpg?1384821658
http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/fanphotos/deadatumassstage.jpg?1384820398
http://www.dead.net/sites/default/files/fanphotos/deadatumassfaraway.jpg?1384819542

The photo is copeyed from deadnet.
Reviewer: jcameron3 - - June 19, 2013
Subject: My First Dead Show
I was a WMass HS Jr and spent the weekend at UMass I think I saw a great first show and it was a wide-eyed experience for a 16 + year old. I will always remember the following songs from that show: jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Terrapin, Good Lovin, Not Fade Away and Saturday Night. The bikers, semi nude girls, and top-of-the-wall-walkers are also etched into my mind :)
Reviewer: tnschira - - March 7, 2010
Subject: Ahmerst- University of Massachusetts
We were seniors in High school from Long Island, New York. The five of us drove my "71 Volkswagon to see the DEAD. Whoow sooo smoky... Got here safe and early. Patti Smith opened the show and the Dead Heads were a bit removed from her powerful show but you know it was 79 and the majority was there to see the DEAD.
The Dead opened with a Rockin JACK STRAW. But it was my first show after seeing them through the 70's with Kieth and Donna and Bret was dissapointing. But Jerry, Bob,Phil,Bill,and Mickey prevailed. The show was spirited and when the biker rode up the Football Field to the front of the stage on his Harley it was really unforgetable to this day 31 years later.
Anything Jerry did will last forever.
Reviewer: bradio - - May 9, 2009
Subject: good show
This was the first show I saw with Brett, after many shows with Donna and Keith. It took a little time to get used to the "new sound." Some of our group were set to not like it, but brett's keyboards made the sound richer or fuller, and we really enjoyed the change.
The weather looked like it was going to pour all day... damp and not pleasant. felt bad for the UMass kids since it was their spring fest, and the weather wasn't very "springy."
It was a great selection of tunes, with a stellar terrapin
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